STORIES OF IMPACT

Change agent

Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers (PhD ’90) shares his campus experience and gives his views on how DEI principles are vital to the fabric of everything the university does—including development.
Published 11.2.2021

One of higher education’s most innovative programs for first‑generation students receives $40 million gift

The new gift will support the University of Michigan’s Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, which has seen an increase in graduation rates, sense of...
Published 10.25.2021
North campus building and students

Leinweber Foundation gives $25 million to build U-M Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

ANN ARBOR—A $25 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation, founded by software entrepreneur Larry Leinweber, will help fund a new 163,000 square foot state...
Published 10.21.2021
Rebecca Cunningham

Science as the solution

Dr. Rebecca Cunningham (MedRes ’99), the University of Michigan’s vice president for research, speaks with Leaders & Best about the new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and how donors are helping to propel important research around gun violence.
Published 10.15.2021

Tishman family gives $11M
for Social Justice and Environment Center

ANN ARBOR—The NorthLight Foundation and Dan and Sheryl Tishman have committed an $11.125 million gift to the University of Michigan School for Environment...
Published 10.7.2021
Students celebrating Pride and the Spectrum 50th Anniversary logo

Howard Bragman creates million-dollar “coming out” fund at U-M

Bequest celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Spectrum Center, the nation’s oldest LGBTQIA+ college support center, with its largest ever gift.
Published 8.27.2021
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